TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Erica Lee

Season 03 | Episode 47

Erica Lee

Producer

The John Wick producer talks about some of the movies that made her.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Jurassic Park (1993)
Sicario (2015)
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Wind River (2017)
John Wick (2014)
The Town (2010)
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Hotel Mumbai (2018)
A Private War (2018)
Moana (2016)
A History Of Violence (2005)
Spaceballs (1987)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Star Wars (1977)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
High Anxiety (1977)
High Fidelity (2000)
History of the World, Part 1 (1981)
Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead (1991)
Back To The Future (1985)
The Goonies (1985)
Cat’s Eye (1985)
Splash (1984)
Big (1988)
Bill And Ted Face The Music (2020)
The French Connection (1971)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Parenthood (1989)
Beaches (1988)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Heat (1995)
Cocktail (1988)
Gremlins (1984)
The Lost Boys (1987)
The Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008) 
The Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010) 
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Curly Sue (1991)
Stagecoach (1939)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987)
National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
Frozen (2013)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Baby Boom (1987)
I Confess (1953)
Avatar (2009)
Titanic (1997)
The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Taken (2008)
Taken 2 (2012)
Taken 3 (2014)
Homefront (2013)
Get Out (2017)
A Quiet Place (2018)
47 Ronin (2013)
The Hunger Games (2012)

Other Notable Items

John Wick 4 and John Wick 5 (TBD)
Josh and Erica’s upcoming project Trigger Warning (TBD)
John Wick film franchise
Thunder Road Films
CAA
Warner Brothers
Clash of the Titans film franchise
Keanu Reeves
QVC
HBO
Mel Brooks
Joan Rivers
John Hughes
Tom Hanks
Darryl Hannah
Touchstone Pictures
Bosom Buddies TV series (1980-1982)
Bill And Ted film franchise
Peter Scolari
Ron Howard
Julia Roberts
Steve Martin
Clint Eastwood
Tom Cruise
Elisabeth Shue
Bryan Brown
“Kokomo” by The Beach Boys
Corey Haim
Corey Feldman
Jim Belushi
Molly Ringwald’s New York Times article on John Hughes
Michael Schoeffling (a.k.a. Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles), who turns 60 this year
Nicolas Cage’s upcoming movie, wherein he plays himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Werner Herzog
Nancy Meyers
Diane Keaton
Joel Schumacher
Alfred Hitchcock
John Ford
Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series (1955-1965)
Netflix
James Cameron
Martin Scorsese
Liam Neeson
Jason Statham
Benicio del Toro
The “Die Hard 12” skit in The Ben Stiller Show (1992-1993)
Ben Stiller

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About the Podcast

Filmmakers and entertainers discuss the movies that inspired them. Hosted by Oscar nominated screenwriter and TFH Guru Josh Olson and TFH Fearless Leader Joe Dante.

The Movies That Made Me is recorded live in Hollywood and engineered by film composer Don Barrett.

About The Host

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, INFESTED, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, but that’s okay.

He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits.

The ten-part audio drama BRONZEVILLE which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (THE GAME) recently wrote and sold the feature spec TRIGGER WARNING, which is being produced by Thunder Road.